Gospel Ambassadors to represent district
The Gospel Ambassadors. ABERDEEN — The Gospel Ambassadors from Aberdeen entered its first choir competition in October, and have been rewarded with the chance to represent the Sarah Baartman District Municipality in East London this coming weekend.
The choir took part in the Imvuselelo Gospel Development Extravaganza Talent Search round held in Aberdeen and were selected, along with the Sinelizo Gospel Group, to compete in the finals of the competition. The winning choir will receive R10 000 cash, as well as a three-year recording deal worth R90 000!
The Gospel Ambassadors choir was founded in 2009, and there are currently nine members, from different churches, ranging in age from 21 to 51. Chairperson of the choir is local teacher Christo Frazenburg, and amongst the diverse group of members are a security guard, secretary, store manager, motor mechanic, a retired policeman, and some who are unemployed at present.
They are often asked to sing at local weddings and funerals, and to date, the furthest afield that they have performed was George when they joined other groups in a Gospel concert in 2011.
They only sing Gospel, and always perform a cappella- unaccompanied.
The good wishes of Aberdeen will be with Christo Frazenburg, Derick Erasmus, Willie May, Arlen Jantjies, Denzil Tenteni, Theopholis Timan, Eduan Frazenburg, Shane Klaasen and Shumalian Lamont as they sing their hearts out in East London on Saturday evening.